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Entrepreneurs Should Always Be Dabbling in Side Businesses. Here's Why.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When we first start out in business, we need money, right? Rarely does a new business or 9-to-5 job provide enough of it. One way to make more money is through a side business.<p>Side gigs offer us another way, not as intense as full-blown …

Small Business

11 Amazing Lessons for Success From an Entrepreneur Who Hit It Big at 36

Bryan Johnson founded payment company Braintree and sold it to eBay for $800 million. Here's his advice.<p>At 21, newly back from working with the poor in Ecuador, Bryan Johnson had already decided to become an entrepreneur and not an employee. His goal was to retire young with enough money to make …

11 Mental Habits That Will Improve Your Business Savvy

Want to become a savvier entrepreneur? Follow these tips.<p>Psychology and business success go hand in hand. It's been well documented that people like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Richard Branson all have unique mindsets that have contributed to their success.<p>Thoughts become words, words become …

Obama, the IMF and OECD are all wrong about Brexit, these economists say

A group of economists has just made a bold claim: President Obama, the International Monetary Fund and just about every big Wall Street bank have got their sums wrong about Britain's prospects if it exits the European Union.<p>Rather than hitting trade and slowing growth, a so-called Brexit would …

The economic case for Brexit

The referendum on membership of the European Union is one of the most significant votes British people will ever have the opportunity to make, …

Google Calendar can now automatically find the best time for office meetings

Google Calendar is already trying to help people find time for exercise and other important tasks between everyday appointments, and now the app is aiming to simplify the daunting task of arranging meetings for those in the working world. A new feature announced today for Calendar's Android app, …

3 Must Use Tools For Entrepreneurs Doing Under Six-Figures

If you read that article that I did called Entrepreneur, don't make this hard. You'll totally get this quick insight I am going to share with you about tools. These three areas are the most frequent areas that I see Entrepreneurs struggle unnecessarily. They make it hard either because they won't …

Brexit

I very much hope -- and expect -- that Brexit will be rejected.<p>But the 200-odd pages of density* from Her Majesty's Treasury (HMT) applying trade theory to Brexit are intended to intimidate, not illuminate. They distract from the key issue; the impact of Brexit on the Euro.<p><b>Trade Regime Options</b><p>Start …

How to Start a Business: 7 Steps to Get Started Today

Follow this formula for launching and starting to grow your new business.<p>While starting a business is no easy task, it's not as difficult as many entrepreneurs would think. Instead of obsessing over every minor detail or second guessing yourself, if you follow these seven steps, you can be on your …

3 Productivity Hacks That Will Completely Change the Way You Work

Starting work is painful. That never goes away, but you can get better at facing it, just like you can get better at playing the piano or julienning carrots.<p><i>What tips or hacks have saved you the most time or energy in your life? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where</i> …

The Power of the Three-Item To-Do List

In order to make this process work, it is essential that you write out these three main focus areas before cluttering your mind with "reactive" tasks such as checking email, voicemail, or social media. It is vital to prioritize what you want to achieve before being inundated with other peoples' …

Time Management

Management vs Leadership, Part One

For this post, I’d like to take a shot at a very sacred cow (at least for some folks) – <i>management vs leadership</i>. Frankly, I can already tell this is …

Companies Are Now Making Innovation Everyone’s Job

In the past few weeks, three corporate innovation clients have moved to — or had their roles expanded to include — their company’s training function. As one remarked, perhaps ruefully, “Now I’ve got to get the people who actually do the work to innovate.”<p>Yes, enterprise innovation conversations …

11 Tips For Startups To Gain Initial Traction

One of the most challenging facts that you’ll have to come to terms with is that no matter how innovative your product is, you won’t have any customers if they aren’t aware of your startup. Even more challenging is figuring out how to attract your first customers when you have a limited budget and …

11 Tweaks to Your Morning Routine Will Make Your Entire Day More Productive

How you start your day has a huge impact on your energy and self-control. Dr. Travis Bradberry provides 11 great ways to break bad habits and start your day off right.<p>I don't know anyone who couldn't use a little boost in energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently …

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

10 unique ways to de-stress during the holidays

If you feel like you’re going to have a panic attack just thinking about everything you have to do in the next few days, take a deep breath. Experts agree, the holidays can be stress-free with a different outlook and a few simple changes. Here, get their best tips to feel calm and relaxed— no …

5 Signs Your Employees Are About to Turn Against You

They are about to have a mutiny. Here's how to spot it and change your behavior.<p>Craig Groeschel is a really smart guy. He happens to be a pastor of a very large church, but he's also a leadership expert. He's written several books and speaks at conferences (I heard him recently at one called …

How Procrastination Can Supercharge Your Business

Your procrastination can be the ultimate compass for your business future.<p>Procrastination is a bad, four-letter word, something to be avoided at all costs. For entrepreneurs, it is a sin somewhere between working for free and being a poor networker. I recently heard a quote, though, that changed my …

The Bullet Journal Productivity Method Empowers Your Paper Notebook

If pen and paper are your favorite tools, or at least are the ones you’re most comfortable using to stay organized, the Bullet Journal is a …

7 things you can do to become a better leader today

Maybe you're aiming to lead an initiative, been chosen to lead a team project, or given the opportunity to apply for a management position.<p>As a Forbes, Business Insider and ELLE Magazine "30 Under 30" recipient as well as the Founder and CEO of Mogul, an award-winning worldwide platform connecting …

Why Your Company Is Failing at Innovation

<b>Although most businesses want their people to enthusiastically burst with new ideas, they use very limited ways to create innovation. Brainstorming,</b> …

Eight Books That Influenced My Business In 2015

There are two ways I challenge myself to become a better business leader: meeting regularly with my executive coaching group, Vistage, and reading more books. Ever since I launched BookPal in 2005, I’ve been exposed to some of the best books for business. Over the past few years, I’ve filled my …

Don’t Turn Your Sales Team Loose Without a Strategy

When formulating a strategy, markets and segments are important categories to consider. But a market never buys anything. Only customers buy. To borrow a telecom industry metaphor, a deal with a customer is the “last mile” in connecting any strategy with business development efforts and marketplace …

How Can Your Small Business Integrate Customer Reviews on Your Marketing?

Small business owners may utilize a variety of marketing methods to promote their business, but utilizing their own customers' reviews can benefit their marketing practices too. Using customer reviews in marketing can be not only a free source of advertising, but it can boost new consumer …

5 Strategy Questions Every Leader Should Make Time For

Have you ever noticed that when you ask someone in your company, “How are you?” they are more likely to answer “Busy!” than “Very well, thank you”? That is because the norm in most companies is that you are supposed to be very busy – or otherwise at least pretend to be – because otherwise you can’t …

Investors Love It When You Use This Writing Trick

Your Executive Summary must immediately answer the question that's uppermost in your investors' minds.<p>Every entrepreneur knows that investors want to see a business plan before they invest money in a startup.<p>Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs wrongly believe the primary purpose of the business plan …

11 of the best productivity tools for entrepreneurs that work from home

If you are prone to a ton of meetings and calls, you need Aloe<p>(ENTREPRENEUR) Aloe is a productivity tool for business people who spend incredible …